Mixed Media, Dollar Bills, Whip
I wanted to create an object that could visually illustrate the economic and financial struggles of life. How money can be an economic oppressor to a certain condition or way of life. For many years, I attempted to realize this idea through painting, and I was never satisfied with the results. It was not until I stumbled upon this idea of incorporating money into a whip that I felt I had created the visual that could effectively communicate this idea. The Money Whip is composed of over 100 one dollar bills that are bond together by acid free mounting tape over the three individual leather strands of the whip.
Copyright 2000 Steven D. Gagnon